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Fifth gospel album for Takie Sikhwivhilu

Entertainment: 01 August 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The well-known gospel singer, Takie Sikhwivhilu, made a well-received comeback with the release of her latest gospel album, called Vho nkhulela Yehova, earlier this month.

Univen's Dr Baloyi off to United States on Fulbright Scholarship

News: 01 August 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

The Louis Trichardt-based Dr Joseph Baloyi (58), attached to the University of Venda (Univen) as associate professor in animal science, is on a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia, in the United States.

Itani finds her passion in crocheting

News: 01 August 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Itani Samantha Mulaudzi is a woman with great passions. She works as a full-time, qualified military nurse, but apart from this noble profession, she also loves crocheting. She has created a second job to supplement her income from what initially started out as a curiosity.

Mashudu's poetry embodies her culture

Entertainment: 01 August 2021 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

In the olden days, poets were considered highly talented individuals and were respected greatly within their societies for this rare gift of being able to write and recite poetry. 

Roshini wants to help turn tears into hope

News: 01 August 2021 By Andries van Zyl

On 25 October 2017, Roshini and Mark Pakkiree’s world came crashing down around them with the unexpected death of their only child, the 16-year-old Sanjit, because of illness. Despite their sadness, this Louis Trichardt couple have since decided to turn their tears into hope, by establishing a charity in honour of their son and by motivating and supporting others experiencing similar trauma resulting from the loss of a loved one. Their remarkable story will soon be available in book form.

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Dj Dumza the beat-maker

Entertainment: 20 December 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Dj Dumza is a beat-maker whose talents are clearly reflected in the music he produces.

The old coat still maketh the man

News in brief: 20 December 2020

Most people cannot keep clothes for more than 10 years, but an old man from Tshiombo village outside Thohoyandou takes pride in his 54-year-old dust coat that he bought for R2 in 1966. This is the inspiring and wonderful story of Mr Kanakana Jutas Mathoho (82) who values his possessions.

The VBS horror story, now at a bookstore near you

News: 20 December 2020 By Anton van Zyl

Perhaps, one day, a movie might be made about South Africa’s greatest bank heist. Some famous Hollywood actors could potentially be roped in to play the roles of the protagonists. I can picture a younger Forest Whitaker featuring in the role of Tshifhiwa Matodzi, the man whom advocate Terry Motau described as the mastermind behind the scam.

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Well-known Louis Trichardt businessman allegedly kidnapped

News: 09 April 2021 By Andries van Zyl

Makhado police have made an urgent appeal for any information that might help locate well-known Louis Trichardt businessman, Mr Shyam Premjee, who was allegedly kidnapped by a number of unknown suspects earlier this morning.

Community devastated by no news about Shyam Premjee

News: 04 May 2021 By Anton van Zyl

No news about the fate of the 36-year-old Louis Trichardt businessman, Shyam Premjee, has been received yet. He was violently abducted on his way to work on Friday, 9 April.

Bullet-ridden body of businessman found

News: 18 June 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

The bullet-ridden body of a well-known local businessman, Mr Naledzani Munyai, was discovered last Wednesday (9th) at Tshidzivhe Mountain. His body was wrapped in plastic, and he is believed to have been assassinated.

Girl killed by speeding car

News: 10 June 2021 By Kaizer Nengovhela

Two Grade 9 pupils of Sinthumule High were knocked down by a vehicle on Tuesday at Ramantsha. One died shortly after being admitted to hospital and the other is still in critical condition.

We must know where we are if we want to know where to go

Letters: 07 January 2021

As a democratic society with a diverse population of different cultures, languages, and religions, we are duty bound to ensure that we develop a unity of purpose and spirit that recognises and celebrates our diversity.

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Gneg's dress catches the eye of Miss SA

News: 21 November 2020 By Maanda Bele

When a young fashion designer from Mukula village outside Thohoyandou decided to spoil herself with a dress for her birthday this year, she ended up designing an outfit similar to the one that Miss SA, Shudufhadzo Musida, wore when she was crowned.

“Tell me what I owe VBS”

News: 26 June 2020 By Anton van Zyl

Khosikhulu Vho-Toni Mphephu Ramabulana will have no problem settling any legitimate VBS Mutual Bank debt he may have, but he needs to be properly informed of the details of the money he is supposed to owe.

Makhadzi is a free artist now

News: 18 January 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

The popular Queen of Tshivenda wedding songs, Ndivhudzannyi “Makhadzi” Ralivhona, announced last week that she had parted ways with her manager, Rita Dee, following a period of what she describes as “abuse”.

Makhadzi accuses manager of exploiting her

News: 10 January 2020 By Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

The queen of Tshivenda wedding songs, Makhadzi, dropped a bombshell when she started uploading a stream of status updates on her Facebook page, demanding her “monies” from her “abusive” manager, Rita Dee, on Monday.